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Royal Icing

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About this recipe: Perfect for Christmas cakes, as well as special occasion cakes for weddings or christenings.


Serves: 12 

  • 2 egg whites
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Beat egg whites lightly and add enough sugar to make icing that will hold shape. Blend in lemon juice to get desired consistency.

To finish a Christmas cake...

To ice your Christmas cake with royal icing, wait for the marzipan to dry on the cake for at least 24 hours. Then brush the marzipan with a bit of water, and spread with the royal icing. Allow the icing to harden, then decorate as desired.

How to ice a cake video

Watch our How to ice a cake video and see how to ice cakes with ease. You'll be icing perfect birthday and special occasion cakes in no time!

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Reviews (8)


Used different ingredients. i used 3 tsp of glyserine instead of eggs - 21 Jan 2010


Altered ingredient amounts. when i made this it only took me 2 minutes! - 15 Apr 2011


WOW i din't think royal icing would be so easy!! you normally buy it in small packs for around £3!!! - 15 Apr 2011

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